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Lobo de la Sierra Raicilla

Lobo de la Sierra is made by Maestro Tabernero Don Gerardo Peña, who is also known as El Lobo de La Sierra.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Category:Raicilla
Brand:Lobo de la Sierra Raicilla
Raicillero:Gerardo Pena
Agave:Maximiliana
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Steel
Style:Joven
State:Jalisco
Town:Mascota
ABV: 40%

About this raicilla

This Raicilla is made with agave Maximiliana that are cooked in a masonry bread-like oven, mechanically shredded, and distilled in a still made of steel and old jars. The annual production of this is very low due to limited agave supply. Coming from the state of Jalisco, this is really unique.

Lobo de la Sierra Raicilla

Lobo de la Sierra is made by the same producer as La Venenosa Puntas Raicilla. His name is Don Gerardo Peña, and he is commonly known as El Lobo de la Sierra. You can also see this nickname "Lobo de la Sierra" listed on the front label of his La Venenosa release.

6 reviews

4.25 out of 5

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

136 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Lot 10, 44.6% ABV.
One of the better raicillas I’ve tasted. Nose is a sweet, along with a balance of what I call the ‘raicilla funkiness’…but not overbearing like I’ve had with past raicillas. I get more fruity notes on the taste – cantaloupe, mint, floral water, some orange peel. Really quite good, and I was lucky to snag a bottle when I was visiting Los Cabos area. Also, I appreciate the almost 45% ABV, vs the 40% earlier versions that some people have been tasting. 4.25 stars.
Review #127

Lot 10, 44.6% ABV.
One of the better raicillas I’ve tasted. Nose is a sweet, along with a balance of what I call the ‘raicilla funkiness’…but not overbearing like I’ve had with past raicillas. I get more fruity notes on the taste – cantaloupe, mint, floral water, some orange peel. Really quite good, and I was lucky to snag a bottle when I was visiting Los Cabos area. Also, I appreciate the almost 45% ABV, vs the 40% earlier versions that some people have be

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aarild

aarild

72 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Incredible kick on the nose with lemon sherbet, faint hint of smoke, pine needle and the whiff you get when served flamed French pancakes.
A herbal kick of rosemary and pine first strikes the palate, then lemon tart, followed by saponin and guava. Medium viscous mouthfeel. Very well integrated alcohol, and very rich and full flavoured. It is hardly fair to mention it is only 40% ABV, because this tastes very well calculated and balanced. The character (not the flavours) reminds me of a refrescador tepextate, I would not be surprised if the distillation is quite similar to that of Peruvian piscos. Lingering aftertaste, a truly great raicilla. The acidity is there but rather flavoured with lemons than cheese. A short blink of a second you’d swear it is limoncello from Sorrento.

Lot 1 from March 2018. Bottle no 114, so pretty close to that of the first reviewer, and I am equally thrilled having recently had both the Puntas and the Venenosa Sierra Occidentales.

Incredible kick on the nose with lemon sherbet, faint hint of smoke, pine needle and the whiff you get when served flamed French pancakes.
A herbal kick of rosemary and pine first strikes the palate, then lemon tart, followed by saponin and guava. Medium viscous mouthfeel. Very well integrated alcohol, and very rich and full flavoured. It is hardly fair to mention it is only 40% ABV, because this tastes very well calculated and balanced. The character (not the flavours) reminds me of a refrescad

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Rakhal

Rakhal

317 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Very light and subtle but quite delicious. I’m curious what this would taste like at 48%. Cinnamon, fresh, mint, and light earthiness. Tasty.

Adam

Adam

2 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Quite herbal and full of taste despite the 40%. Has a certain acidic taste that I guess is typical of Raicilla from this area. Perhaps what others call funk. Not smoky at all and different from the average mezcal. Many kinds of herbs and a bit like aquavit. Read somewhere that you should drink raicilla colder than mezcal, but this did not improve the taste for me at all. The price seems a bit high.

Tyler

Tyler

532 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Delicious raicilla! Light but full of flavors of citrus rind and skins of dark fruit. Slight lactic finish. Didn’t catch the batch. Around 41% ABV. Tried this at La Principal in CDMX.

teejay_28

teejay_28

2 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Having tasted the la venenosa sierra occidental (maximiliana agave, same distiller family) and the venenosa puntas (also maxim. And exact same distiller) before, i didnt think this one would blow me away. Before opening i was a bit weirded out by the low abv at 40%, but boy does it deliver.
In my opinion even more than the puntas also from don gerado at 64%.

Fecha 03-18
Lot 1
Bottle 95 of 200

The nose is a beautifully bright mix of ripe peaches, mirabelles and wet stone in the back.

Almost no alcoholic burn at all.
Tastewise more minerality, a bit stonefruit (more like plum), supplemented with light smoke.
All underlying with that funky raicilla kind-of-acidity.

Toasted minerality stays medium long the other flavors fade rather quickly.

Drinks like water, tastes heavenly, price is very reasonable, could be even higher in my opinion. Again in comparison with the puntas, the lobo costed me a third and is a lot better (ridiculous shipping and tax on my bottle of puntas). Very good entry level for smokey agave distillates but it will spoil you.

Having tasted the la venenosa sierra occidental (maximiliana agave, same distiller family) and the venenosa puntas (also maxim. And exact same distiller) before, i didnt think this one would blow me away. Before opening i was a bit weirded out by the low abv at 40%, but boy does it deliver.
In my opinion even more than the puntas also from don gerado at 64%.
Fecha 03-18
Lot 1
Bottle 95 of 200
The nose is a beautifully bright mix of ripe peaches, mirabelles and wet stone in the back.
Almost no al

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